SPRING WEDDING DECORATIONS

Spring weddings are always special and wedding decorations for this season should be equally wonderful. Here’s our pick of the best details and décor for your spring celebrations and, as you might expect, there’s a definite woodland vibe going on…

Relaxed Wedding Decorations For Spring

After the dark days of winter, spring is just such a joy. Everything, and everyone, starts to come back to life again so keeping your wedding decorations relaxed and simple is absolutely perfect for this time of year.

spring wedding decorations

We absolutely love simple floral arrangements for spring. Little posies of seasonal blooms tucked into glass jars couldn’t be prettier. You can decorate the jars with twine, scraps of fabric or even a little touch of glitter if you can’t resist some sparkle!

As you might expect, we’re also BIG fans of decorations that are inspired by nature. Mossy table numbers, decorations that sit in log vases or in wooden gardening trugs always make us smile. Fun props are also perfect for spring – how about using little mini-nests as place markers, sweet little woodland animal accessories or use some more moss to cover big letters for a larger decoration?

woodland wedding decorations

Wooden Wedding Decorations

As you’d expect, wooden decorations are always high up on our list of loves! Wooden slices make great charger plates or cake stands and they’re also fab for stacking on your tables to create tablecentres of varying heights.

Wooden wedding signs are also super popular right now and they’re particularly great when they’re written with a sense of humour. Point your guests in the right direction for all the most important elements of the day and give them a little rundown on times so no one will miss a thing!

wooden wedding decorations

Spring Wedding Details Guests Love

Now we know that your wedding day is all about you and should totally reflect your style but it’s also great to include a few elements that your guests will love. Let’s be honest, it’s always rather nice to hear how brilliant you are! Wedding favours have become much more common so guests are less likely to leave them behind. Keep it simple with little packets of seeds or you could even opt for a practical gift – how about glasses that guests can pick up and use for their drinks during the rest of the day?

decorations for a spring wedding

Outdoor seating areas are also perfect for spring weddings. Hopefully, the weather will be kind but you can be sure the evenings will be getting lighter. Set up an outdoor seating area, complete with blankets if you like, and let guests settle down there late in the evening for a long chat. A totally chilled out after-party is the best end to a fantastic wedding.

 

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Header: Hannah Duffy Photography

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WOODLAND WEDDING PLANNING ESSENTIALS

GreenAcres woodland weddings

We just love woodland weddings and it’s clear that our couples love them too. It might be because woodlands are beautiful backdrops to weddings or it might be that they make you feel free. You might choose a woodland wedding because it reflects your lifestyle or you might want one simply because it’s a bit different. Whatever your reasons for opting for a ceremony among the trees, here’s all you need to know about planning your woodland wedding…

Think Of Your Woodland As Your Wedding Venue

There might be outdoors elements to consider but your woodland is still your wedding venue. All those checklists you see online for choosing and securing your wedding venue still apply, even to woodlands. You’ll need to make sure that your date is available, that the facilities you want are all in place and that everything you need is there.

wedding in woods

We’ve been told at GreenAcres that we’re very professional when it comes to weddings and we take this as a BIG compliment! We’ll always issue you with a contract, with terms and conditions and with written confirmation of your booking so you always know exactly where you stand. We also completely understand that planning your wedding is a very individual process – we’re here to help if you need us and we don’t take offence if you want to do your own thing!

Your Woodland Wedding Ceremony

Don’t forget to explore your options for your ceremony. The beautiful buildings in our woodlands are fully licensed for legally recognised wedding ceremonies and we can show you all the options when you visit us. You’re also able to use the buildings for a Humanist or celebrant-led ceremony and these can also be held outside under the trees. We’ve got lots of special spots available, it just depends which one feels right for you.

wedding venue woodland

Remember Your Guests!

Now this one might sound a bit bonkers but don’t forget your guests when you’re planning your woodland wedding. Our woodlands include ‘proper’ car parking facilities and there are wide, maintained paths through much of the woodland too. If you’ve got elderly or less mobile guests or if you’re inviting families with young children, this can be really important. Thinking about your guests’ needs in advance really does make the big day much smoother.

You also need to think about contingency plans and make arrangements for delivery and collection of any decorations and other items. Contingency plans are really important when the weather is so unpredictable! If it’s raining come the big day and you’d hoped for a celebrant-led ceremony outside, where will you go instead? If you decide this in advance and you’re happy with the alternative, it won’t feel like such a big deal on the day.

woodland wedding ceremony

Similarly, what might you do if it’s super hot? We’ll discuss all of these options with you when we meet you before the day so should anything happen, we’ll know just what you want. And actually, that’s the key to everything – all you really need to know for a fab woodland wedding is exactly what you want. After that, it’s just a matter of bringing it all to life.

Woodland weddings suit so many couples for so many different reasons. If you’d like to find out more about our locations or if you’d like to visit us, do get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!

 

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Header: Hannah Duffy Photography

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GREENERY – PANTONE 2017 WEDDING INSPIRATION

The wedding world always goes a bonkers when Pantone release their colours for the year. For 2017, Greenery is the colour to watch. We couldn’t love this shade more given how green and gorgeous our woodlands are. So today, we’re sharing our favourite ideas for a Greenery inspired wedding…

Fall In Love With Foliage

Oh yes, taking inspiration from Greenery allows you to also indulge in one of our favourite wedding trends – foliage. We know that we’re surrounded by beautiful botanicals all day long but leaves; fronds and plants are so gorgeous. As well as looking fab, foliage can be a lot kinder to your wedding budget than flowers so what’s not to love?

greenery wedding

We just love big bridal bouquets made from foliage and if you add some scented herbs, these are simply stunning. Pots of herbs also make great tablecentres or favours for guests.

If you’d like a little bit of colour, add in one or two statement blooms for contrast. You can also use greenery to create a foliage crown rather than a floral version and for eco-chic or boho brides, these are perfect.

Wedding Decorations With Greenery

Fresh foliage also makes the best wedding decorations. You can use long lengths of greenery to create garlands that can line tables or highlight different parts of your venue. Alternatively, you can create hoops and circlets made from foliage and use these to form backdrops or as hanging decorations. We also love seeing greenery decorating cakes, napkins, wedding signage and even our four legged friends!

wedding decorations with foliage

Tips For Using Greenery At Your Wedding

As you’ll see from the images in this feature, using natural foliage for your Greenery inspired wedding gives a really clean and uncomplicated look to your wedding. Here are our five tops tips for making your Greenery wedding absolutely unforgettable:

  1. Team your greens with fresh white or ivory. You can add in a soft peach or a pale pink if you’d like but this colour palette is best when it’s kept simple.
  2. Add in various textures and shapes. Mix round leaves with spiky ferns and wispy fronds. This creates a natural, varied and interesting look.
  3. Keep everything as unstructured as possible. Loose bouquets and trailing tablecentres look brilliant.
  4. Play around with fabrics and other materials. Wood slices look fab with foliage as does heavy cotton, raw silk and even linen. Combine different elements for the best look.
  5. Use foliage with slightly different colours for maximum impact. You could even carry this slightly mismatched look through to the greens of your bridesmaids’ dresses!

botanical wedding theme

If you like the idea of a wedding among the greenery of GreenAcres woodlands, just get in touch! We’d love to show you around if you’d like to find out more about weddings among the trees.

 

Credits:

Header: Hannah Duffy Photography

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